High Peaks Leads Douglas Falls Stroll Oct. 12


Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association on Saturday, Oct. 12 for a stroll to picturesque Douglas Falls and a visit to an historic fully restored fire tower in Dillingham.

The stroll of 1.5 miles is rated as easy, although the footing can be uneven and hiking poles may be advisable. There should be early fall color, and the falls is one of the area’s most scenic.

Following the stroll, the group will proceed to nearby Dillingham, which will be celebrating Heritage Day at the Big Ivy Historical Park. The group will visit the restored fire tower, which has been outfitted with all the equipment that fire watchers used.

Strollers should assemble at the Rose’s parking lot at 9:00 a.m. Transportation will be provided in a Yancey County van for a donation of $5, reservations required by the evening of Thursday, Oct. 10. Dogs are not allowed on the vans so if you want to bring your leashed pet you must provide your own transportation.

Bring lunch, water, snacks, a jacket and perhaps rain gear. Please contact hike leader Carolyn Raichle at (407) 619-6136 to make your reservations or if you need more information. As always, check the High Peaks Facebook page or website, www.nchighpeaks.org, for last-minute changes due to the weather.

Photo Info: Strollers will get a view of scenic Douglas Falls on the Oct. 12 High Peaks outing, along with visiting a restored fire tower.